History of change in the arts ecosystem For our examination of the expansion of the nonprofit arts sector, we have continued to prioritize and review resources identified in our initial scan of the literature (shared in our September research update) as well as a few additional sources: DiMaggio, P. J. (2006) Nonprofit organizations and theRead More
This month we looked more closely at the idea of television addiction and the choices that people make with regard to their television viewing. The literature appears to agree that television addiction does exist, and that it describes a particular set of behaviors that resemble drug or alcohol addiction. We found that television choices areRead More
This past month, Createquity continued conducting research for our follow-up to the article “Why Don’t They Come?” and our investigation of the history of change in the arts ecosystem over the past half-century. Arts and Economic Disadvantage This month, we looked closely at studies exploring reasons for lack of interest among people who do notRead More
This month, we investigate the arts and wellbeing and make progress on understanding the impact of television.
A concept that’s been making the rounds in other fields for decades provides fresh ideas about how to think about the benefits of the arts.
The following end notes accompany our article, “Part of Your World: On the Arts and Wellbeing,” published on August 31, 2015:  For his part, Sen has written a stirring defense of incorporating cultural considerations into international development policy, although his essay does not dwell on explicit connections to the capability approach.  Createquity isRead More
Progress on a follow-up article to “Why Don’t They Come?,” and research on the major changes that have taken place in the arts ecosystem over the last 50 years.
Since our last update, we’ve made additional progress investigating the connection between arts participation and economic disadvantage. We’ve reviewed two new sources and also done “deeper dives” on one of the publications that were a part of our original investigation. This brings our total bibliography on the topic to 35 sources thus far. Here are the updates:Read More
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